Guitarist Marc Ribot is making his first stand as a leader at New York’s vaunted Village Vanguard. But it’s far from his first experience with the venue. As he told Village Voice:
(W)hen I first came to New York, I used to sit on the steps of the Vanguard, listening to, like, Jim Hall or whoever was playing there until I’d get kicked out. [It was a] cheapo way to kinda sit on the steps upstairs and catch some of the set. [laughs] Before somebody came and chased me away. So in that sense, you might say I have a long relationship with the place.
Read much more about his Vanguard run and associations with Brother Jack McDuff, John Zorn et al. at VV.